P25 | 2018-01-03

Motorola Solutions to Update P25 Network in Tennessee

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Motorola Solutions has signed an agreement to update a digital P25 radio system for the City of Dyersburg, TN.

Once the updates have been completed, Dyersburg will join the state of Tennessee Advanced Communications Network (TACN).

Emergency Operations Director Mark Grant stated, “We will improve our coverage area 95 percent, or greater, portable coverage throughout the County, as well as providing radio coverage throughout the state of Tennessee.”

The benefit of the new communications network is clear. During times of a natural disaster, Dyersburg will have immediate radio interoperability with all state, federal and military partners. Another benefit in becoming a part of the largerTACN network, is that the maintenance cost will be shared with the state, saving the City of Dyersburg about $400,000 over 10 years.

As a part of the contract the Police and Fire departments will receive new Motorola Solutions APEX portable and mobile radios, the new state-of-the-art Motorola SI 500 body camera and a remote speaker microphone for the portable radios.

The new technology automatically loads all images and recordings to Motorola Command Vault (CJIS approved) cloud service automatically, saving valuable time for the officer.